The bottom dropped out over northern Texas and Oklahoma overnight. Rainfall broke records and river banks, and killed a firefighter early Sunday, as emergency crews scrambled to pull residents from floodwaters.
Plains All-American Pipeline workers were about 25 miles away when a pressure variance was detected near Refugio. A company spokesperson said they shut off flow to the north and received a report from firefighters about an oily smell.
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is first published, the Brooklyn Bridge opens, Major League Baseball gets lit up, Bob Dylan is born, and "Thelma & Louise" and "Braveheart" premiere in theaters, all on this day.